What's your favorite bird and why?

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Mine is the raven because it lives in my area and is so intelligent.
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Owl because you took raven so I wanted to pick something someone else hasn't. 

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they also look really cool.
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red breasted-nuthatch is my personal favorite because its the first bird i learned the name of. but i do like hawks and finches in terms of types
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I like Boobies



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Ravens also look really cool.

8 days later

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Cockatiel, no it's not a gay cock joke.

It's a fantastic bird in both appearance and behaviour. One of the only birds to truly have a personality of its own and interact with humans in a way that is neither mimickery nor non-linguistic.
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My family actually used to own a pair of cockatiels.
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The Owowah bird, so-called because it lays square eggs.
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Chicken.
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you didn't explain why.....


cause you can eat-um and make fishing flys etc with the feathers.
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My favorite bird at the moment is chicken. They are delicious... of course I havent tried them all.
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Funny.
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@K_Michael
My favorite bird is a bald eagle.
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Turkey Vulture. No explanation needed.
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@Swagnarok
Fair enough.
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A few years ago, I was driving by in a car when I saw a turkey vulture on the side of the ride. As the car approached, it took off right then and there, crossing the road in front of me in one of the most beautiful displays that I've ever seen. As I looked on, one word came to my lips:

 "...Magnificent."
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Snowy Owls. But birds are, in general, amazing creatures. I should give some honorable mentions to:

  • Canada Geese
  • Kiwis
  • Emus
  • Kakapos
  • Osprey
  • Doves
  • Shoebill Storks
  • Greater Sage Grouses
  • Barn Owls
  • Red-bellied Woodpeckers
  • Cardinals
  • Ducks
  • Cockatoos 
  • Hummingbirds
  • Cranes
  • Parakeets

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Grey parrot
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Funny.  I got it.
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Really?! That's surprising. XD
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Big Bird
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Peacocks really drive me wild!


.."The birds with painted feathers became significantly more healthy than clear-painted and unpainted control birds by two of three tested measures: much lower presence of reactive oxygen metabolites in the blood and lower levels of testosterone.

...However, it also makes sense. Of course looking hotter should make you feel good! (But, does a bird really know if it is sexy? Another explanation may be in order. Are the more attractive female birds treated better by male birds, perhaps?)"...
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@mustardness
The male peafowl are colorful, so I don't think that's it.
I know because I own 2 girls and a boy.


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Probably some type of bird of prey. Pretty broad category but they are all pretty cool imo.